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Hello 2022! The Visit Every Park Challenge is back again for 2022 so it is not too late to embark on a grand park adventure. The 2022 Visit Every Park Guide contains a checklist of all 162 park properties​ that  is sure to inspire your park exploration journey.

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GIVE 365 is here to help you track your journey and celebrate your milestones. Fill out our VEP Registration Form​ so we can go along this journey with you! To pick up a VEP packet with map contact GIVE 365, 734.794.6445 or email us at [email protected] and we will mail you a packet. If you are in the area, stop into our office located at Fuller Park, 1519 Fuller Road. 

​​In our list and for our challenge, we define a park property as land that is owned and/or maintained by your parks department. People may not know that the Ann Arbor Farmers Market and the golf courses are part of the parks department but they are maintained and managed by parks staff.  Regardless of how you define a park, we encourage you to get out and see all that the Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation department offers to inspire community, recreation and environmen​tal stewardship​ through our diverse collection of park properties. 

For a list of the park properties and their websites, visit Par​​​ks & Places​.
The University of Michigan and Washtenaw County parks add to the park opportunities available here in 'Tree Town'!

2022 VEP Champions

​2021 VEP Champions

2020 VEP Champions

2022 Park Walks

This twist to the VEP program was inspired by the 2020 participants and is being continued in 2022. The Ann Arbor Senior Center is hosting park walks throughout the summer of 2022 in parks with a low difficulty and mild terrain! Feel free to explore on your own using the featured walks below. 

Visit​​ for walking tips and more details!





2020 Featured Parks of the Week 

Learn about the features of some of our parks and complete an optional activity challenge we hosted this past summer!

June 12

June 26

July 10

July 24

August 7

August 21

Know Before You Go!

Use this page for a complete list of Ann Arbor parks along with addresses and additional park information.  A printed map (slightly outdated) is available by contacting us at [email protected] or 734-794-6445. 

Tracking Your Progress

Keep track of your progress with the checklist and let us know how you’re doing! Tag us on Facebook​ or Instagram. Win prizes by visiting 25, 50, 75, 100, and 150 parks and contact us to receive your prize: email [email protected] or call 734-794-6445. If you get to all 161 properties, you will join a very elite group of park explorers and forever be a member of the coveted VEP Champions club!

Volunteer Opportunities

If you see a park space that you think could use some love and attention or you are interested in volunteering, there are many ways to get involved with our park system!  

To volunteer for a parks, playgrounds, facilities, and general outreach opportunities visit the GIVE 365 webpage. 

Adopt-A-Park is a sub program of GIVE and is perfect for long term volunteering and an avenue for special projects. Contact [email protected] or call 734-794-6445.

To get involved in the Natural Areas, land surveys, stewardship, or controlled burns, visit the Natural Area Preservation webpage.

See something? Report a Problem 

From abandoned bicycles to graffiti to excess litter, report a problem with a park to A2 Fix It:  

A2 Fix It is also available on your mobile device through the Apple App  or Google Play store, and can be used to report:

  • Potholes
  • Missed cart pickups 
  • Crosswalk issues
  • Snow/ice on roads or  sidewalks
  • Graffiti on public property
  • Dead or dying street trees
  • Street light outages
  • Traffic signal/sign problems  

A2 Fix It allows users to upload a photo with each request, as a visual reference to help staff quickly locate the problem. It is also helpful for requests to be as detailed as possible.  

Please call 9-1-1 for police/fire assistance, crimes in progress or life threatening emergencies.   




​1519 Fuller Road
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